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John Legend | Preach | Music Video Review

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John Legend calls urgent attention to issues affecting the justice system in his latest music video for his single “Preach,” challenging viewers to turn tragedy into change. As Legend sings about the normality of social issues, viewers watch students run from a school shooter, a mother having her child ripped away from her by border patrol, and an innocent black teenager being shot and killed by police. Instead of being able to ignore social issues, the dramatic images in Legend’s video push these issues into focus. On the music video’s YouTube page, Legend arranged a fundraiser to donate to FREEAMERICA (his personal campaign to fund prison reform), calling his fans to practice more than they preach.

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